Definition of abhorrence in English:

abhorrence

noun

  • A feeling of repulsion; disgusted loathing.

    ‘the thought of marrying him filled her with abhorrence’
    ‘society's abhorrence of crime’
    • ‘Letters received reveal their abhorrence at the behavioural example being set by our so-called leaders of state and nation.’
    • ‘My abhorrence of this particular day registers on two levels.’
    • ‘And to all those expats who long to share with us their shame and abhorrence: get over it.’
    • ‘Despite ever-growing public abhorrence of this most antisocial crime, numbers of drivers caught over the limit are rising.’
    • ‘And what's the deal with management consultants and their abhorrence of footnotes?’
    • ‘Each and every one of them was there to display their abhorrence at the way the Government is treating the college.’
    • ‘The Government would express its abhorrence in the strongest possible terms, she said.’
    • ‘A consistent theme in Charles's writings is his belief in human freedom - and his abhorrence for violence and tyranny.’
    • ‘In both, a small minority seeks tolerance of behaviour that causes in the majority anything from indifference through distaste to abhorrence.’
    • ‘Recently I also quoted Priestley and his abhorrence of ‘… the saddest waste of all, the waste of human beings’.’
    • ‘This is far from the truth and I wonder how many of these people actually apply their abhorrence of vivisection to their own lives by refusing medical treatment?’
    • ‘This perverted abhorrence of women destines religions to collide with modernity everywhere, for to be modern is to set women free.’
    • ‘I've never proactively analysed the issue to see what my own stance is, possibly because it won't align with my abhorrence of the death penalty.’
    • ‘Suddenly she spoke, and he could detect the fear, horror, and absolute abhorrence in her tone of voice.’
    • ‘I write to reaffirm our abhorrence of such behaviour.’
    • ‘A mix of impatience and abhorrence filled his face.’
    • ‘The reason for his flight has never been adequately explained but Peggy surely gets close when she talks of her father's abhorrence of critics and his manic pursuit of perfection.’
    • ‘He was filled with abhorrence and disgust for what he had done.’
    • ‘It is up to all of us to demonstrate our abhorrence of sectarianism, discrimination and racism.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the right-wing demonstrates its abhorrence of defamatory character assassination and smear jobs here.’
    loathing, hate, detestation, dislike, distaste, abomination, execration, resentment, aversion, hostility, ill will, ill feeling, bad feeling
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